Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology

Lexham Press is pleased to announce the completion of a major series of new translations of Abraham Kuyper’s key works in public theology. Never before available in English, these works have introduced a new audience to the thoughts of one of Christianity’s most thoughtful public theologians.

Comprised of 8 key works spread over 12 volumes, this series has been made available in both a high-quality hardback edition and an enhanced electronic Logos edition.


Abraham Kuyper

About Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) was one of the most extraordinary individuals of his time. A prolific intellectual and theologian, he founded the Free University in Amsterdam and was instrumental in the development of Neo-Calvinism. He was also an active politician, serving as a member of Parliament in the Netherlands beginning in 1874 and serving as Prime Minister from 1901 to 1905.

At this intersection of church and state, he devoted much of his writing towards developing a public theology. His passion was to faithfully understand and engage culture through a Christian worldview. The most famous example is his articulation of the doctrine of common grace. His work has influenced countless others, including Francis Schaeffer, Cornelius Van Til, and Alvin Plantinga.

In the video below, Richard Mouw, professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary, and James Bratt, professor of history at Calvin College, discuss Kuyper’s legacy and how Kuyper’s thoughts speak into modern culture.


Praise for the Collected Works in Public Theology

“Abraham Kuyper is a seminal figure in public philosophy and in Christian thought and action. His global influence continues to grow, in part due to the publication of his collected works by Lexham Press.”

Amy L. Sherman

senior fellow at the Sagamore Institute’s Center on Faith in Communities, USA

“God’s redemption is as wide and high and deep as the expanse of his creation. This is the central message of Abraham Kuyper that has been heard anew by a generation of young evangelicals who have a new appreciation for the importance of Christian culture-making.”

James K. A. Smith

The Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview, Calvin University

“Abraham Kuyper was a profound theologian, an encyclopedic thinker, and a deeply spiritual man who believed that it is the believer’s task ‘to know God in all his works.’ Kuyper’s solid, biblical insights can help to restore perspective and sanity to ... critical areas of human life.”

Chuck Colson

founder, Prison Fellowship and Colson Center for Christian Worldview

“The Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series provides depth and development in a very accessible format. Kuyper was not static as a person and the writings presented illumine a Kuyper who continually addressed the culture, context, and church of his day.”

Jul Medenblik

president, Calvin Theological Seminary

Kuyper’s Collected Works

Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology

12-volume collection

The entire collected works in one collection.

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Common Grace

Common Grace collection

All three volumes of Common Grace in one collection.

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Pro Rege

Pro Rege collection

All three volumes of Pro Rege in one collection.

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Individual Volumes

General Editors

Jordan J. Ballor

(ThD, University of Zurich; PhD, Calvin Theological Seminary)

Jordan is a research fellow at the Acton Institute and serves as executive editor of the Journal of Markets and Morality. He is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Melvin Flikkema

(PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary)

Melvin is Senior Advisor at the Acton Institute. He coordinated the translation of the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology. He was previously the Provost of Kuyper College.

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

This project was completed in partnership with the Abraham Kuyper Translation Society and the Acton Institute, a nonprofit devoted to promoting a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.